Thank you to the enthusiastic audience and participants who came out despite some "liquid sunshine" for the 48th Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade - Bright Lights, Big Christmas featuring Grand Marshal and NY Times Best Selling Author Mary Kay Andrews! We had a great turnout along the parade route and at various parade watching parties. 

Special thanks to celebrity judges Serenity Richards, Jill Katz and Sean Cronin ... emcees Sarah Jennings and Drew English, parade volunteers Ashlie Mitchell, Melissa Hudson, Molly McKim, Maggie Carton, Danie Beck, Chamber staff Susan Gregory ... plus SOOOO many more who contributed to the event success.

And appreciation to those who used the occasion to celebrate past Parade Director and Chamber Executive Director Thomas Taulbee who our community lost last month.  His spirit was with us on the day.


Enjoy the parade video, courtesy of Lisa and Rick Stargel of High South


The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year's parade category winners:


Cashiers Christmas Star

The GoodWood Express and 2023 Spirit of Our Community Award, Educator of the Year, Lauren Bennett

Summit Charter School and Cashiers Firewood Company


Elfin Magic Award 

It Takes LITTLE to be BIG 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC - Cashiers & Highlands


Holiday Spirit Award

All I Want for Christmas is Some Bobcat Spirit!

Blue Ridge Early College


Toy Soldier Award

Bernese Mountain Dog Club Of America


Cashiers Caroling Award

Cashiers School of the Arts


Santa's Sleigh Award

Summit Family Association

Summit Charter School


Vintage Vehicle Award

Antique Fire Truck

Cashiers Fire Department


Rudolph's Friends Award

Best Doggone Christmas Ever

Mountain Dog Spa


Fruitcake Award

Christmas Vacation

Zoller Hardware and Cashiers Electric Supply